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Trainnews - volume 12 - issue 094
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: November 23, 2019 11:27AM

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Westbound BNSF double-stack descends the 3.2% original alignment on Cajon Pass October 1, 2019. The newer ex-Santa Fe and ex-Southern Pacific lines can be see above and to the left of the train. The grade crossing in the photo provides access to the railfan-maintained "Hill 582" viewing point from highway 138.

Louis Cerny photo



Scheduled News


Virgin Trains clears 25 miles between Cocoa and Orlando, begins building rail bridges
[www.floridatoday.com]
and
High-Speed Train Connecting Orlando and Miami Set to Open in 2022
[insidethemagic.net]

Bid for back taxes dropped in hopes of getting train ride back on track
[www.lehighvalleylive.com]

RTD survey shows passengers, bus & train operators prefer reduced service for more dependability
[www.thedenverchannel.com]

Virgin Trains Construction Puts Spotlight on Tradesmen Shortage
[www.mynews13.com]

SEPTA’s new train car manufacturer scrutinized for using supplies mined by children
[www.inquirer.com]

Texas High-Speed Train Is ‘Shovel Ready'
[www.nbcdfw.com]
and
Texas Central shares renderings of proposed high speed train
[www.kbtx.com]

SMART to begin train service to new Larkspur and Novato stations in mid-December
[www.pressdemocrat.com]

CTA Holiday Train season in Chicago has arrived
[www.timeout.com]

A PATH train from NYC to Newark is the best option, group says, even if it costs $1.7B
[www.nj.com]

BART has a plan to fix ‘unacceptable’ Sunday delays. You might not like it.
[www.eastbaytimes.com]

RTD to charge flat fare for 2020 launch of N-Line train to Denver’s north suburbs
[www.denverpost.com]

MBTA approves proposal for faster train between Boston, Providence
[www.browndailyherald.com]

New Orange Line train becomes latest MBTA derailment
[www.bostonherald.com]

Carlsbad digs deeper into train trench idea
[www.sandiegouniontribune.com]

Thailand hopes to have bullet trains running by 2023
[www.cnn.com]

IRCTC will compensate if India's first private train gets delayed. How to claim
[www.livemint.com]

Alaska Railroad begins repairs to earthquake damaged bluff
[www.ktva.com]
and
Alaska Railroad makes final repairs following 2018 earthquake
[www.rtands.com]

North American freight railroads post another traffic decline
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railroad KPIs Suggest Continuing Weakness
[www.railwayage.com]

Union Pacific earns Gold Medallion for veteran support
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Spreckels’ ‘Impossible Railroad’ celebrates 100 years with gold spike reenactment
[www.sandiegouniontribune.com]

North Carolina Railroad names Bell chairman
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Commission approves grant for railroad improvements in Williams County
[www.bryantimes.com]

Montana Rail names Ollmann president
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Iranian President to Inaugurate New Railroad Project Monday
[www.tasnimnews.com]

RIP Amtrak’s Dining Car, a Rolling Delight
[finance.yahoo.com]

Kansas City Southern’s Ottensmeyer Railroader of the Year
[www.railwayage.com]

Kansas City Southern prioritizes railroad safety with CloudMoyo Operational Testing System
[www.webstercountycitizen.com]

CN rail workers strike may close mines
[www.argusmedia.com]

KCS names Kennedy to its board
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Railway Association of Canada announces Environment Awards
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Long Island Rail Road wants to eliminate cash payments onboard trains
[www.newsday.com]

SEPTA selects PennDOT Secretary Richards as new GM
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Senate bill would help Amtrak enforce passenger-rail preference law
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MTA hires Peloquin to be chief operating officer
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA advances Franklin Line double-track project
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

Metro-North uses ‘Water World’ gear to clear tracks of fallen foliage
[westchester.news12.com]

Dalton installed as VRE's acting CEO
[www.progressiverailroading.com]

FRA Announces NPRM for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
[www.railwayage.com]

Canadian Railway Workers’ Strike and the Waterway Option
[www.maritime-executive.com]

Bangkok-Korat railway may be paid for in dollars
[www.bangkokpost.com]

3,200 Union Workers With Canadian National Railway Go On Strike
[www.ttnews.com]

Over 2643 km Track Renewal Carried Out Till October: Railway Ministry
[www.ndtv.com]

China Railway wins depot job as Singapore grows MRT
[www.globalconstructionreview.com]

South Western Railway confirms month of strikes over Christmas period – what you need to know
[www.moneysavingexpert.com]

Canadian Rail Giant Will Buy Bangor-Based Central Maine And Quebec Railway
[www.mainepublic.org]
and
CP to acquire Central Maine & Quebec Railway from FTAI
[www.oleantimesherald.com]

Seeking Viability Along the Asian Silk Road Railway
[www.maritime-executive.com]

Condition of Cairngorm railway 'disappointing' for its age
[www.bbc.com]

Proposed solution to railway staff concerns rejected by unions
[www.brusselstimes.com]

Is the Alameda Corridor in Trouble?
[www.railwayage.com]

RAIL STRIKES: RMT and South Western Railway dispute and strike action continues
[www.salisburyjournal.co.uk]

Railways Issues Notices To 47 Private Caterers To Improve Service
[www.ndtv.com]

Railways break grain movement records
[www.producer.com]

ScotRail admits it will still be dumping sewage on to railway tracks despite government calls for a ban
[inews.co.uk]

Bombardier tests first Aventra EMUs for South Western Railway
[www.railjournal.com]

On-track for renovations: Cog Railway begins restoring cars in Manitou
[www.fox21news.com]

Railway agencies sign historic contract
[www.taipeitimes.com]

UK railway news round-up
[www.railwaygazette.com]

NJT Receives Final Approval for Delco Lead
[www.railwayage.com]

BNSF Railway claims California counties unlawfully charge them a higher tax rate
[legalnewsline.com]

Daily test runs begin on high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway
[www.jpost.com]

Cleveland Bridge UK landmark project for North Yorkshire Moors Railway
[www.businessupnorth.co.uk]

Railway workers' strike reduces train operations, causes passenger inconvenience
[en.yna.co.kr]

SBB awards ETCS maintenance contract
[www.railwaygazette.com]

Altun Mountains Tunnel on Golmud-Korla railway line dug through
[www.xinhuanet.com]

EVP, CIO, CTO Foster Leaves CN
[www.railwayage.com]

Viktor Dovhan: 100 days of Ukrainian railway reform
[www.kyivpost.com]

Running Extra


Judge orders Union Pacific to rehire engineer who defecated on train
[www.foxnews.com]

In pictures: vintage Ukko-Pekka steam train takes first passengers from Helsinki
[www.helsinkitimes.fi]

Kauai railroad historian Rick Burrell
[www.thegardenisland.com]

BBC series Great Railway Journeys shooting across the Czech lands
[news.expats.cz]

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